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Rev. Clarence MorganApril 20, 1928 ~ November 9, 2017 (age 89)
A celebration of life will be at 11:00am Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for, Rev. Clarence Morgan, 89, of Youngstown, who peacefully and quietly transitioned to his Heavenly Mansion on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Center.
Rev. Morgan was born April 20, 1928 , in Bessemer, Alabama, a son of Ed Morgan and Nellie Morgan Fields. He was a member of the U.S. Army, and participated in World War II. He had been employed as a brakeman and a foreman with U.S. Steel Corporation Ohio Works for 33 years, retiring in 1984. He also worked with the L.E. Black, Phillps & Holden Funeral Home as a funeral escort. He was a former Pastor of Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church, where he served as Associate Pastor. He was president of the Mahoning Shenango Valley Sunday School Association for many years, and received a plaque this year for his many years of dedicated services. He was a former member of the Masonic order and the N.A.A.C.P. He loved to coach little league football and mentor youth. He coached for the Northside Knights, and assisted with the Youngstown Little Panthers and the Elks Little League Football teams. He was known as, “Mr. Mom” at the former, The Rayen School. His passions were photography and his family.
He leaves to mourn his passing, but rejoice in his heavenly peace, his wife, the former Mary B. Deese, whom he married February 10, 1977. From this union five children were born, Rev. Corneill D. (Kendra) Morgan of Liberty Twp., Judie S. Morgan of Youngstown, David C. Morgan of Atlanta, GA., Ronald L. Morgan and Philip L. (Alberta) Morgan of Columbus. He also leaves, a daughter Tanya D. Morgan of Youngstown, and two sons Dwayne T. (Althea) Jackson of Bath Twp. and Tyrone Morgan of New York, NY.; 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Susan Morgan; a brother, Charles Morgan; and a sister, Fannie Pearl Morgan-Brock.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00am – 11:00am at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.